Career Description

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Media Administrator: Archivist for the playwright Alan Ayckbourn responsible for maintaining the Ayckbourn Archive and all enquiries relating to the Archive and Alan Ayckbourn's career and plays. Founder, designer and administrator of, the playwright's official website with more than 4,500 pages dedicated to the careers and plays of Alan Ayckbourn. Media Administrator for Alan Ayckbourn responsible for media enquiries regarding Alan Ayckbourn. Also honorary Archivist for the Stephen Joseph Theatre and founder, designer and administrator of, a1,500+ page website dedicated to the history of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Career Experience

2007 - present day: Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Media Administrator
2002 - present day: Alan Ayckbourn's official website administrator, founder, researcher & principal contributor
2004 - present day: Archivist for The Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
1992 - present day: Professional writer
2016 - present day: Freelance Author / Copywriter / Advisor for the Stephen Joseph Theatre
2016 - present day: Co-ordinator of the Inner Circle / Premiere Patrons events at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
2016 - present day: Patron of Dick & Lottie Theatre Company, Huddersfield.
2016: Author of Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition.
2013 - present day: Website administrator & founder of the website Scarborough In The Round
2013 - present day: Features writer for the Stephen Joseph Theatre Circular quarterly magazine & SJT programmes
2013 - 2016:
Website administrator for the Animated Objects Orpheus the Mariner and Song Of The Leviathan events.
2011 - 2013: Co-editor and principal contributor to the Stephen Joseph Theatre Circular quarterly magazine
2010 - 2011:
Ayckbourn Weekend administrator
2001 - 2006: Ayckbourn And The Round event administrator
1999 - 2005: Deputy Box Office Manager at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
1992 - 1999: Features & entertainments writer and news reporter at the Scarborough Evening News


MA in Theatre & Contemporary Practice (University Of Hull)
BA(hons) in Dance and Theatre (University Of Buckingham)

Website Design

Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website (2002 to present day)
Simon Murgatroyd (2010 to present day)
Split Infinitive Trust (2012 to present day)
Scarborough In The Round (2014 to present day)
Maureen A Thwaites: Energy Practitioner (2016 to present day)
Beautiful Yorkshire Events (2017 - 2018)
Orpheus The Mariner (2014 - 2015)
Stephen Joseph & The Library Theatre (2014 - 2017)
The Song Of Leviathan (2016 - 2017)

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